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ENGL 110 Introduction to Academic Writing -- Holmes: Home


Following this session...

Students will be able to:

  • identify resources available to them at Addlestone Library
  • critically evaluate the authority and credibility of different types of sources and authors
  • effectively search for credible sources and revise search strategies as needed

Please watch this video prior to your session in the library!

Love, Rebekah. "Information Literacy Principles: Authority is Constructed and Contextual." YouTube, uploaded by Rebekah L, 7 July 2016,

ACRL Frame and Student Learning Outcome

According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, authority is constructed and contextual. Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.

"Authority is Constructed and Contextual." Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Association of College & Research Libraries, 11 Jan. 2016,

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